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Matthew Erlich
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Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel focuses on 2012

TACOMA – Updates on environmental monitoring, social science and the introduction of Dr. Joseph Gaydos, Ph.D., as chairman of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel will take place tomorrow at a meeting of the group.

The daylong public meeting will take place at 9 a.m. at the JTR Student Commons in William Phillip Hall, located on the University of Washington-Tacoma campus off Pacific Avenue across from the Washington State History Museum. For information, contact Tammy Owings, special assistant, at 360.464.1229 or by email at

Gaydos is SeaDoc Society’s regional director and chief scientist and based on Orcas Island. He will be the keynote speaker at the Sound Waters 2012 conference, scheduled Feb. 4. Gaydos takes over leadership of the Science Panel from Jan Newton.

The panel will hear updates on environmental monitoring of Puget Sound. Another update, on social science issues that affect how people look at the Sound, also will take place. The complete agenda, directions and other information is available on the Partnership’s website at

Gov. Chris Gregoire and the Legislature established the Puget Sound Partnership to develop and implement an aggressive science-based prioritized agenda, spur action and ensure measurable success for restoring the health of Puget Sound by 2020.

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